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Fall Decorating Ideas – Bold Colors That Have An Impact

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Brighten Up Your Space Hard to believe that fall is just around the corner with the holiday season soon to come. If you like to design your home around the seasons, paining can be an inexpensive way to add some fall spice. [caption id="attachment_698" align="alignright" width="275"] Wikimedia Commons[/caption] Out with whites and grays and in with warm, rich shades of brown, green, and blush to style your walls and furniture with seasonal shades. These cozy colors are a great Continue Reading ...

Transform Plain Glass into a Mercury Glass Finish

Posted on: August 26, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Home Decor, Interior Design
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Revamp Plain Glass into a More Unique Centerpiece You know those glass vases you get when you receive a delivery of flowers? I'm talking about the really plain looking ones that you aren't sure whether to keep or just pitch into the trash once the flowers are spent? Most people have a collection of various glass candle holders or vases that are nice, but they don't have much character. You can, however, transform plain glass into a mercury glass finish. If you aren't familiar with what Continue Reading ...

Tips for Painting Interior Trim

Posted on: August 6, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Interior Design, Painting Tips
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I enjoy painting because the results are immediate and it freshens up the appearance, whether it's walls, doors, exterior siding, or furniture. I have to admit, though, that bigger areas are so much easier to paint compared to interior trim work. With trim, the preparation is pivotal to a favorable outcome. Once you are finally ready to paint, you still have to take your time and concentrate. It is a time-consuming process! The Prep Phase Before you ever open that can of paint, you have to Continue Reading ...

Surprising Colors That Make Your Resale Value Soar

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Color and emotions have been tied together since the dawn of time. Are you sad and blue, green with envy or raging red? Color is not only identified with different emotions, but the discriminating use of selective hues can greatly influence a person’s buying decisions. Considering the affordable price of professional painters in Denver, the right paint color will increase your return on investment and maximize the selling price of your home. Here’s a perfect example that demonstrates the Continue Reading ...

Modernize Your Old Countertop

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The kitchen is a great place to start when you want to remodel your home, especially if you plan to sell. It is a focal point and receives the most scrutiny from a potential buyer, so you want to have it looking its best. Even if you aren't selling but are just tired of looking at that old Formica countertop, consider giving it a DIY makeover.  Rather than spending thousands on a quartz, marble or granite countertop, you can paint your current countertop for a fraction of the cost. There Continue Reading ...

Priming Your Walls Before Painting – The Most Important Step!

In most cases, the steps that are taken to prepare for a task are almost as time consuming as the actual undertaking. Painting is no different. If you try to skip the prep work, you will regret how much more time you will spend on touch ups, and you will probably spend more money because you will have to apply way more paint layers than necessary. Preparation includes cleaning  the walls, sanding rough spots, taping off the areas you don't want to paint, and moving or covering furniture. Continue Reading ...

Deciding What Type of Roller to Paint With

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One question that gets asked a lot at the local home improvement store is "What type of roller do I need?" It's understandable, since there is always an overabundance of choices, and if you don't pick the right type it will make your project more difficult. A straight forward answer would be that the more rough the surface, the thicker nap you want your roller cover to have. If you have a completely smooth area, a roller with very little nap works best. Roller cover thickness ranges Continue Reading ...

Stenciling a Wall

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Wallpaper adds a decorative element to any room. You can choose from traditional to bold designs to offer dramatic change in a focal wall. Even though there was a time period when wallpaper wasn't the in thing, it has come back in a big way. There is an alternative to wallpaper that can give the same dramatic effect at a lower price tag - - -  stenciling. You can order stencils from a variety of online stores, but even your local home improvement stores have stencils for sale. They can Continue Reading ...

Tips for Choosing Complementary Colors

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Selecting the perfect colors for your new home or remodeling project can be challenging. When you look at all of the color choices, it can be an overwhelming decision. Understanding the basics about choosing complementary colors is a good start. Using a color wheel to find matching shades can help, and many interior designers talk about color psychology to determine what mood you want to set for in a specific room. Another concept that offers a way to plan your interior design is called Continue Reading ...

Ideas For Wainscoting to Dress Up Your Walls

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If you are searching for ideas that can completely change up the appearance of a room, wainscoting is an oldie but a goodie. It is basically a special wall treatment that normally goes around one third of the way up, breaking up the wall into two sections. Traditional wainscoting used raised panels, and back in the Colonial Days it provided interior insulation over stone walls and made the room more cozy. Nowadays, wainscot doesn't have to be made of wood. You can use tile, paint or Continue Reading ...